Milestones Along the Road to Improvement of Results in the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Esophagus

  • Kiyoshi Inokuchi


A diagnosis of cancer of the esophagus was tantamount to a death sentence until 40 years ago, at which time the treatment of this disease held out virtually no hope for the patient. However, the prognosis after surgical treatment has been improved considerably. Following the work of Torek [1] in 1913, who reported the successful resection of thoracic esophageal cancer, and later Ohsawa [2] in 1933, who demonstrated esophagectomy to be a practical surgical concept, surgery for this disease was developed by Adams and Phemister [3] in 1938. Later, Garlock [4] and Sweet [5] confirmed this type of operation to be the standard procedure for thoracic esophageal cancer.


Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Carcinoma Extensive Surgery Thoracic Esophagus Gastric Cancer Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyoshi Inokuchi
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  1. 1.Saga Prefectural HospitalMizugae, Saga, 840Japan

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